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    • There's a username that hasn't been seen for a long time. You picked an interesting time to dust off the ol' huddle account. The division isn't looking too pretty.
    • Isn’t this the code word for being benched by Ron?  Good thing I didn’t bet on this game.
    • We've discussed this briefly before, but it's relevant right now... Back when he coached the Eagles, Buddy Ryan had Randall Cunningham as his quarterback. At the time, Cunningham was the most dynamic athlete he NFL had ever seen. His highlights were insane. He could run as well as any halfback in the league but could also pass as well.  Opposing DCs were tearing their hair out trying to figure out the best way to defend against him. Pairing that kind of offensive talent with a defensive guy like Buddy Ryan might have seemed odd, but Ryan was actually happy to have him. Here's how Ryan saw it... Buddy Ryan believed primarily in his defense, but saw Cunningham as a facilitator of sorts. Ryan's take was that all he needed was for Cunningham to make two or three big plays a game.  The points those plays produced would be enough, and Ryan's defense would take care of the rest. Unfortunately for both Ryan and Cunningham, that philosophy never produced a title.Ryan's Eagles never even made it to the Super Bowl. And over time, the punishment Cunningham  took playing his style of football started to wear on him.  Eventually, the Eagles parted ways with both Ryan and Cunningham. Neither made it back to glory in their future endeavors either. Any of this sound familiar? If you know Ron Rivera's history, then you know that one of his primary mentors as a coach was Buddy Ryan. Rivera has never stated that he views Cam Newton the same way Ryan did Cunningham, but it's not exactly a huge stretch to suggest similarities in how the coached used their dynamic star players. Does this strike you as a valid methodology or has it served to waste Newton's talents the same way Ryan wasted Cunningham?
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